Weight (album)

Weight is the fourth full-length studio album by the Rollins Band, released on April 12, 1994. It featured the band's biggest hits, "Liar" and "Disconnect". The band recorded the album during a snowy December 1993 in Echo Creek Ranch, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Weight
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 12, 1994
Recorded1993 & 1994
GenreAlternative metal[1]
Length53:26
LabelImago Records
ProducerTheo Van Rock
Rollins Band chronology
The End of Silence
(1992)
Weight
(1994)
Come In and Burn
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
NME4/5 stars 4/9/94, p.41

Appearances in other mediaEdit

The video for the single "Liar" gained further popularity after appearing on a 1994 Beavis and Butt-Head episode titled "Liar! Liar!". Another video from the album, "Disconnect", appeared twice on the series, first in the 1995 episode "Top o' the Mountain", then as part of the episode "Shortcuts" in March 1997 (coincidentally the same month the band's follow-up Come In and Burn was released). The song "Civilized" was also used as the closing theme for Dennis Miller Live from 1994–2002 on HBO.

Track listingEdit

All songs are credited to the Rollins Band.

  1. "Disconnect" – 4:57
  2. "Fool" – 4:26
  3. "Icon" – 3:41
  4. "Civilized" – 3:54
  5. "Divine Object of Hatred" – 4:01
  6. "Liar" – 6:34
  7. "Step Back" – 3:58
  8. "Wrong Man" – 4:19
  9. "Volume 4" – 4:39
  10. "Tired" - 3:46
  11. "Alien Blueprint" – 3:45
  12. "Shine" – 5:26

ReceptionEdit

The album received positive reviews from critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic gave it a four-star rating, and labelled it "their most impressive album to date". In 2016, Metal Hammer included it on their "10 essential alt-metal albums" list.[1]

AccoladesEdit

Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1994 Metal Hammer United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 7 [3]
1994 Melody Maker United Kingdom "Albums of the Year" 34 [4]
1994 Sounds Germany "Albums of the Year" 47 [5]
1995 RAW United Kingdom "90 essential albums for the 90s" * [6]
"*" denotes an unordered list.

Chart performanceEdit

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The 10 essential alt-metal albums - Metal Hammer". December 15, 2016. Archived from the original on December 15, 2016. Retrieved January 30, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "allmusic ((( Weight > Review )))". AllMusic. Retrieved January 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Metal Hammer - Albums of the Year". Metal Hammer. Retrieved April 16, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Melody Maker - Albums of the Year". Melody Maker. Retrieved January 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Sounds - Albums of the Year". Sounds. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved January 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Terrorizer - 90 essential albums for the 90s". RAW. Retrieved January 18, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Rollins Band - Weight". australian-charts.com. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Weight, UK charts page for Weight by Rollins Band
  9. ^ "Rollins Band - Weight". charts.nz. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Rollins Band - Weight". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Weight charts [albums]". allmusic.com. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Rollins Band - Weight". DutchCharts.nl. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "UK charts page for "Liar" by Rollins Band". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Rollins Band - "Liar"". Steffen Hung, dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved January 17, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)